Kisii chief to serve 1 year in jail for bribery

Pamella Moriasi was charged that on October 5, 2017 at Kiogoro, she requested for KSh3,000 from Hellen Nyanchama in order for her to write a letter for Nyanchama to carry out official land succession.

KISII, Kenya, January 28, 2020 – A Chief in Kisii County has been sentenced by a court to serve one year in prison for taking a bribe.

The Kiogoro Location area chief, Pamellah Moriasi was sentenced for one year imprisonment or a fine, of KSh60,000 for bribery charges before  a Kisii  Law court.

Pamella Moriasi was charged that on October 5, 2017 at Kiogoro, she requested for KSh3,000 from Hellen Nyanchama in order for her to write a letter for Nyanchama to carry out official  land  succession.

Nyanchama reported the matter to EACC offices in Kisii and an operation was conducted, she was able to identify the money she was given by EACC to trap the chief, the envelope, copies , the bag where the accused person kept the money, the letter the chief wrote to her and the video she recorded.

Stephen Yatich EACC report analyst testified how the complaint was made and prepared the operation and provided exhibit in court.

On her defence the chief said while writing a letter to the complaint in her office, unknown people stormed in her office and started harassing her. They alleged she had taken the money from the complaint in which it was not true.

“I proceed to convict her of the offence charged under section 215 CPC, the accused fined 60,000 in respect of the charges in default one year imprisonment, ” ruled Chief  Magistrate  Nathan  Shihundu.

 

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